How to Turn the Tide in the Battle Against Anxiety and Depression

Let's talk about anxiety and depression. On the surface, anxiety is the distant cousin to depression. They’re in the same family, but depression is almost always at the forefront of the mental health discussion. Anxiety, on the other hand, is a medical afterthought. I...

5 Tips for Creating a Customer-Attracting, Dynamic Brand

Recently, a colleague walked into my office looking refreshed. He had a great tan, relaxed physical demeanor, and big smile—but he hadn’t gone on vacation. I asked him, somewhat enviously, why he seemed so at ease. "I started playing baseball in 'an old man’s...

Tim Grover’s 6 Ways to Become Unstoppable

While there are several powerhouse speakers who will be “lighting up” the Perfect Life Retreat this fall, there’s one speaker in particular that I’m insanely excited about. His name is Tim Grover. If you don’t know Tim, you should. He has spent decades working with...

6 Ways Successful People Think Differently

Joe Coulombe was successful. At least, he was by most standards. Several years ago, he launched a small chain of convenience stores in southern California that fit the 7-11 model. But then, he saw an opportunity. Always one for innovation and improvement, he wondered...

7 Rules for Health and Fitness

Being truly healthy is not just the absence of disease or illnesses. Good overall health is a balance of many aspects in life: a healthy diet, regular exercise, getting enough sleep, professional and personal care, and healthy social interactions. But with the many...

Breakdown of the Perfect Squat

When I was a teenager I got into competitive powerlifting. Feeling strong and capable in the gym gave me a foundation of confidence that I don’t even think I realized until I was much older. I love all of the power lifts but my favorite has to be the squat. It’s known...

Football-Inspired Bodyweight Workout

Getting bored with your current workout is normal. The same old ab workout or shoulder workout that once made you so sore now feels stale and boring. What’s going on? It’s called adaptation and it’s a signal that it’s time to try something new! Fortunately for you I...

Superb Stability Exercises

Superb Stability Exercises

When I first rolled out on a Fit ball at a fitness convention over 13 years ago, I gained a true understanding of the importance of stability exercises. I rolled this way and that, even landing on my butt once before I got the hang of balancing on the unstable...

Pushup Challenge

 At any given moment there are thousands of fitness contests and challenges to keep us pushing the boundaries of our physical achievement – whether it’s building up to 100 burpees a day or doing crazy versions of the pull up or flipping gigantic tires end over end, we...

Misunderstood Exercise: Breakdown of the Proper Lunge

https://youtu.be/7L5A_wHvJxU The lunge is an excellent exercise for lower body strengthening, coordination, and balance. Though it may appear to be an isolated lower body exercise, it requires the participation of the entire body to be performed properly. Foot...

10 Simple Changes to Move More Every Day

Have you ever been visiting a city for the first time, and though you’re indulging in all of the local fare, noticed that you’re feeling lighter due to all the walking you’re doing as you explore an exciting new place? I have — in Seattle. I think I actually lost...

Breakdown of the Perfect Pushup

Breakdown of the Perfect Pushup

https://youtu.be/S_g_inzwpd8 The pushup is one of the best exercises you can do for total body strengthening. Though it may appear to be an isolated upper body exercise it requires the participation of the entire body to be performed properly. Hand positioning varies...

Can We Live a Pain-Free Life?

Reducing and eliminating pain is a fervent quest that many of us are on or have undertaken and I am no exception to this pursuit, but I wonder… is it possible to live a pain-free life? Understanding the role that pain and suffering serve in our lives may actually help...

Does Good Posture Really Matter?

Does Good Posture Really Matter?

You probably heard it a hundred times as a teenager: “Sit up straight!” “Fix your posture!” “Don’t slouch!” Good posture has long been the mission of doting mothers and fictitiously strict schoolteachers. And they are right to get on us about sitting a little taller....

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